March 20th, 2013
08:38 PM ET

The Number: President's limo breaks down abroad

President Obama's Israeli trip hit a speed bump today when the armored limousine supposed to drive him from the airport broke down.

The car nicknamed "The Beast" had been shipped from Washington to Israel and it had to be towed to Jerusalem when it wouldn't start. FULL POST

Filed under: The Number
March 20th, 2013
08:15 PM ET

America getting skyscraper envy as Saudi Arabia plans tallest building in the world

According to the UAE's newspaper The National, America is falling behind when it comes to the tallest buildings.

Of the top ten in the world, only the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) made the list – and it's number 9.  And in just a few short years, there won't be any American buildings on the list at all.  FULL POST

Filed under: Erin's Essay • International
March 20th, 2013
08:09 PM ET

Republican Party "autopsy" blasted for alienating religious base

Our fifth story OutFront – God and politics.

Or rather, a lack of God in Republican politics, as some Christians are now complaining.

After 4 long months, the Republican Party released its autopsy of the 2012 campaign season this week. It went on for nearly 100 pages, detailing what went wrong and what the party needs to do fix it. FULL POST

Filed under: Politics • Religion
March 20th, 2013
08:03 PM ET

Hints of reform found in new Pope's past

Would Pope Francis ever allow gay unions in the Catholic Church?

In the days following his selection, many speculated that he would continue to exclude gays and lesbians from the church based on previous comments he has made. But according to the New York Times, the newly elected pontiff privately supported civil unions for gay couples when he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2010. FULL POST

Filed under: Gay Marriage • Religion
March 20th, 2013
07:51 PM ET

OutFront Extra: Why are there no Starbucks in Italy?

We asked Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz about why there isn't a Starbucks on every corner in Italy, the country that inspired him to create the chain's coffee bar and ambiance.

Filed under: Business • OutFront Extra
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